Growing up as an Nth generation American, none of my ancestral heritage was passed down to me. My dad's family sort of knew they came from Wales and had some Cherokee blood in there somewhere. My mom's family thought the might be Scottish. Getting past the Blevins and Blackwood names, I know even less of … Continue reading St. Andrew’s Day
An informative article from the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs:The Clan System:The clan system as we know it today was created over the course of a few years in the first quarter of the 19th century.The clan system as we know it today was created over the course of a few years in the first quarter … Continue reading The Clan System
19-21 October 2012, Stone Mountain, GA: Chief of the Games: The Earl of Caithness
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I recently ran across website that says for £29.99 ($47.74) one can become a 'real' titled laird of Scotland. Given that my maternal family are Blackwoods and came from Scotland, I thought what a great novelty to have hanging in my study (whenever I get a study...). I'm an American, and its not like I can … Continue reading Join the aristocracy – become a Scottish Laird, Lord or Lady!
This is an amusing article on the plight of the bagpipe in its desire to be heard. As always, the comments make the article worth reading.Vancouver lifts ban on bagpipes:A BAN on bagpipes in the Canadian city of Vancouver has been lifted after lobbying by Scottish Government minister Fiona Hyslop.